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Decision on suspended Struthers cop expected by next week

Published: Fri, August 1, 2014 @ 9:55 p.m.


Detective Ray Greenwood continues to be employed by the city after a Friday pre-disciplinary conference, though he remains on paid administrative leave.

Greenwood, who has been with the police department for 15 years and on leave since May 28, declined to disclose any specifics of the city-led investigation against him, which has been ongoing since earlier this year. He said just that he remains confident and hopeful he’ll soon be able to return to work.

“I miss being a police officer,” Greenwood said. “It hurts. It’s very hard. I’ve been a police officer the majority of my life.”

Mayor Terry Stocker said the investigation was prompted by allegations related to the “inappropriate conduct of a police officer,” and that the city felt it had to respond to those “concerns and issues.”

“We will make informed decisions based on the information available to us,” Stocker said.

He added that a decision regarding Greenwood’s employment could come by the first part of next week. That decision, he said, will take into account Greenwood’s answers to questions posed to him during the conference, as well as contributions to the investigation from an individual outside of the city administration.

Almost two dozen of Greenwood’s family members and friends, along with others from the community, gathered at Struthers City Hall to show their support.

Most, like Larry Wood of Struthers, said Greenwood’s being placed on leave stems from a “personal vendetta” that members of city administration have against him.

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